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Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China's Version of Twitter (And Why)

by Jason Q. Ng

Though often described with foreboding buzzwords such as "The Great Firewall" and the "censorship regime," Internet regulation in China is rarely either obvious or straightforward. This was the inspiration for...


Culture Jam

by Kalle Lasn

America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the...


Made Men: Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

by Antonio Nicaso & Marcel Danesi

Despite depictions to the contrary, the mafia is not a cadre of noble and righteous warriors, a class of citizens working in the shadows but upholding traditional values. Instead, the authors argue, it is a...


Sociocultural Systems: Principles of Structure and Change

by Frank W. Elwell

This work details a comprehensive systems view of society that summarizes the paradigm of macrosociology. This work details a comprehensive systems view of society that summarizes the paradigm of macrosociology....


Great Expectations: Government, Entitlement and an Angry Nation

by Laura Tingle

"Rather than relaxed and comfortable, Australians are disenchanted with politics and politicians. In this brilliant short book - an expanded version of her acclaimed Quarterly Essay - Laura Tingle shows that...


Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia

by Andrew Leigh

Is Australia fair enough? And why does inequality matter anyway?

In Battlers and Billionaires, Andrew Leigh weaves together vivid anecdotes, interesting history and powerful statistics to tell the story of...


Panic

by David Marr

Panic (noun). A sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour.

Australians see themselves as a relaxed and tolerant bunch. But scratch the surface and you'll uncover an extraordinary...


Rudd v. Abbott

by David Marr

Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have resumed battle for leadership of the nation. Here, in one volume, are their definitive portraits by Australias pre-eminent biographer and investigative journalist.

Power Trip...


The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers

by MacCallum Mungo

Good drinkers, bad swimmers and unlikely heroes.

Since Australia's birth in 1901, twenty-eight politicians have run the national show. Their time at the top has ranged from eight days for Frank Forde to eighteen...


Quarterly Essay 46 Great Expectations: Government, Entitlement and an Angry Nation

by Laura Tingle

Rather than relaxed and comfortable, Australians are disenchanted with politics and politicians. In Quarterly Essay 46 Laura Tingle shows that the answer goes to something deep in Australian culture: our great...


The Kingdom and the Quarry: China, Australia, Fear and Greed

by David Uren

China has rapidly become Australia's most important trading partner. It is also the rising power in our region. In The Kingdom and the Quarry David Uren takes us inside the high-stakes world of the two countries'...


Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests

by Anna Krien

Winner of the Literary or Media Award Advancing Public Debate in the 2011 QLD Premier's Literary Awards and the People's Choice Award in the 2011 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

For many years, the Tasmanian...


The Wisdom Trail: In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women

by Janet Lieberman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

by Matthew B. Crawford

A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands

Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft...


Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Robin Jones

by Robin Jones

Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Three names. Three people in one. Born in Portsmouth on 9 April 1806, there was Brunel the great engineer, who would habitually throw out the rule book of tradition and established practice,...


Cruise Ships: The World's Most Luxurious Vessels. by Peter C. Smith

by Peter Smith

The stunning elegance and luxurious interiors of today's vast fleet of cruise liners remains unrecorded in all but holiday brochures. This book gives a complete overview of the cream of these ships, today's...


British Steam Patriots

by Keith Langston

The Patriot class, often referred to as 'Baby Scots', were an immediate success displaying consistently good performance. The class was withdrawn over a two year period between 1960 and 1962 having all covered...


Bligh: Master Mariner

by Rob Mundle

The Eighteenth Century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these expeditions were exceptional navigators, men who had shown...


Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women over Sixty

by Deirdre Fishel

"An informed, honest, joyous book. Younger women may well envy us." -Suzanne Braun Levine, author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives and

"Sex, love, and life can grow even richer as we grow older, and the stereotype-busting...


Captain Kidd: The Hunt for the Truth

by Craig Cabell, Graham Thomas & Allan Richards

The execution of Captain William Kidd on 23 May 1701 is one of the most controversial and revealing episodes in the long history of piracy. The legend that has grown up around Kidd's final voyage, his concealed...